Hello from Cyprus! I do hope the weather is as glorious wherever you are as it is here (35 degrees). If so, well done. I’m away with Boyfriend and his family in a beautiful hotel in the Coral Bay area, near Paphos of Southern Cyprus, and it is just gorgeous. I’ve had a spa treatment, done a Pilates class, eaten caviar and drunk champagne. Enough said.
I haven’t been on a proper beach holiday in a good couple of years, since Boyfriend and I headed to Turkey in 2011. I’ve of course, worn swimwear whilst travelling, but I didn’t really care the same way about misshapen swimsuits and mismatching bikinis. I think there’s just something about travelling and living out of a backpack that means you let yourself go. But on holiday? Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and rightly so! Thus, a couple of weeks ago, it was necessary to pop to Westfield at Shepherd’s Bush to purchase a few key items. After three hours trawling the shops, and an hour in a Debenhams cubicle I finally found some beautiful pieces, that I feel really suit me and my body shape, and I thought I’d share. Here’s what I’m wearing this holiday:
This bikini is from the ‘Gorgeous’ range at Debenhams. I showed Boyfriend and he instantly called me Wilma, from the Flintstones, but no matter! I like it anyway. I think the leopard print pattern is poolside daring which I love, but is given a ‘glam’ factor by the gold clasps. I also love that the bikini top gives sufficent boob support and that the bottoms come up a bit higher. This is a great bikini for swimming lengths or playing volleyball.
This bikini is from the ‘Floozie’ by Frost French range at Debenhams – a fast growing favourite brand of mine! I absolutely love this swimsuit, first and foremost because it’s so comfortable. It’s also incredibly flattering, for any bodyshape. The fifties style hipster peplum covers a multitude of sins and the colour and pattern is so eyecatching by the pool.
The second bikini is again from the ‘Floozie’ by Frost French range at Debenhams. This is more of a sunbathey bikini as opposed to a watersports bikini. The strap detaches for even tanlines and the skirt style bottoms add protection for the tops of the legs (where I seem to burn so badly!). This fifties style bikini is another flattering item for my curvy shape, and another comfy one too!
Are you having any holidays this summer? What items are you wearing? Take care!
(N.B. All items can be found on the Debenhams website – this is NOT a sponsored post)